Bieber Skipped Depo To 'Chug Beer,' Copyright Accuser Says

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 4:44 PM EST) -- A singer-songwriter who is suing Justin Bieber for copyright infringement over his hit “Sorry” on Thursday accused the pop star of acting like he was “above the law” by “chugging beer” rather than appearing for a scheduled deposition.

Casey Dienel, who sued the star in May, says that Bieber “thumbed his nose at this court” by “knowingly and in bad faith” skipping a Feb. 8 deposition in Los Angeles that had taken “months of planning” and had required cross-country plane flights.

Bieber’s attorneys claimed that their...
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Case Information

Case Title

Dienel v. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. et al

Case Number



Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit



Kevin H. Sharp

Date Filed

May 25, 2016

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